- $65 for one admission to a 3-hour handmade ravioli class and meal with Italian born Chef Annalisa
- This event is designed for adults only
- Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
- You must reserve your date here in advance of the event
The class will be held at Mixture, a modern home-accessories store in Little Italy.
Each event is capped at 15 purchasers.
What You’ll Do
Chef Annalisa welcomes guests into her kitchen with Italian hospitality: complimentary Italian coffee, Sicilian fig pastries, and bottled water. Nestled in San Diego’s Italian quarter, this culinary training ground doubles as a history classroom, where the chef shares her background and the story of ravioli (known as Tortelli in her native northern Italy). Then, Annalisa demos different cooking techniques and tips for the grocery store before splitting everyone into small groups for hands-on learning.
Make Your Own Ravioli
With other participants, prep dough and eggs, then make two kinds of ravioli: one stuffed with spinach and ricotta and the other filled with zucca (Italian pumpkin squash) and Amaretti biscotti.
Eat Your Creations
Once cooked, the ravioli pairs with two kinds of sauces: a Parmesan cheese, butter and sage sauce and a gorgonzola cheese-walnut sauce. Try everything alongside locally made ciabatta bread, Italian green olives, and imported Lambrusco–a sparkling red wine from the chef’s home region in Italy.
Practice at Home
Guests leave with a copy of all the recipes used during class.
Asdora (a northern Italian dialect word for a female chef) Instead of coloring books, Chef Annalisa grew up with tortellini, prosciutto, gnocchi, and Parmesan cheese. In Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, she spent her youth helping her grandparents make pasta dough, collect tomatoes from the garden (though she sometimes ate more than she collected), and prepare countless meals. Annalisa draws on this experience today when working as a private caterer and an instructor during Little Italy Tourism’s neighborhood cooking classes.